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Apply for a new Driver, Vehicle or Operator Licence

There are three types of taxi licence: Driver, Vehicle and Operator. You can apply for a new Driver's Licence using the links below. We shall be rolling-out online applications for the other types of licence.

Before applying for a new licence, please take some time to read and understand the specific guidance first:

Driver

  1. Notes to Applicants
  2. Conditions of Application for Hackney Carriage  
  3. Conditions of Application for Private Hire
  4. Policy on convictions

If you can meet all the terms and conditions as outlined in the links above, then you can Apply now for your licence .

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Test

As of 29 September 2016 all hackney carriage and private hire driver licences will be issued on the following terms:

All applicants for the grant of a new hackney carriage or private hire drivers licence must pass the DVSA taxi assessment. If this is not available the applicant must pass the required assessment to be selected in due course by Allerdale Borough Council within six months of the implementation date of the new assessment. Any licensed drivers appearing before the Licensing Panel with repeated traffic offences may be required to pass the relevant assessment selected.

Applications that do not comply with the terms and conditions may be considered by the Licensing Panel and the fee may not be refundable. If you are unsure if your application will be accepted on a matter of policy then please contact our Licensing department on the number shown to the left of this page.

Vehicle

Before applying for a new licence, please take some time to read and understand the specific guidance first:

  1. Notes to Applicants
  2. Vehicle Age Policy
  3. Conditions of Application for  Hackney Carriage
  4. Terms and Conditions for Hackney Carriage
  5. Byelaws for Hackney Carriage
  6. Conditions of Application for Private Hire
  7. Terms and Conditions for Private Hire

If you can meet all the terms and conditions as outlined in the documents above then apply for your vehicle licence now.

Applications that do not comply with the above may be considered by the Licensing Panel and the fee may not be refundable. If you are unsure if your application will be accepted on a matter of policy then please contact Customer Services on the number shown.

Private Hire Operator

  1.  Notes to Applicants
  2. Conditions of Application
  3. Terms and Conditions

If you can meet all the terms and conditions as outlined in the documents above then you can apply for a licence using the application forms. Online applications will be rolled out soon.

Applications that do not comply with the above may be considered by the Licensing Panel and the fee may not be refundable. If you are unsure if your application will be accepted on a matter of policy then please contact Customer Services on the number shown.

 

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